angular residence by coo planning sits on a corner plot in hyōgo, japan
angular residence by coo planning sits on a corner plot in hyōgo, japan angular residence by coo planning sits on a corner plot in hyōgo, japan
may 02, 2016

angular residence by coo planning sits on a corner plot in hyōgo, japan

angular residence by coo planning sits on a corner plot in hyōgo, japan
all images courtesy of coo planning




in a quiet residential area of takarazuka, a city located in japan’s hyōgo prefecture, architecture studio coo planning has completed an angular multi-storey residence on a prominent corner plot. built into a gentle slope, the aluminum-clad building maximizes the plot’s dimensions in order to provide spacious living accommodation. the dwelling retains a sense of privacy through its careful positioning of apertures, placed to guarantee as much natural light as possible.


internally, warm timbers complement white surfaces that reflect light, exaggerating its presence within the home. a utilitarian ground level serves primarily as storage space, providing shelter for a parked car externally. living accommodation is found above, accessible via a separate entrance, where a kitchen-diner overlooks a sunken lounge. this space also borders an elevated terrace, providing fresh air and a connection with the natural environment. the uppermost storey contains the property’s sleeping quarters, with one bedroom adjoining to another outdoor balcony.

the structure is located in a quiet residential area of takarazuka

a utilitarian ground level provides shelter for a parked car

internally, warm timbers complement white surfaces that reflect light

primary living accommodation is found at the intermediate level

a kitchen-diner overlooks a sunken lounge

the lounge borders an outdoor terrace

the kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances

the dwelling is situated on a prominent corner plot

the home illuminated at night



project info:


name: house in takarazuka
location: takarazuka-si, hyogo, japan
building type: residential
scale: underground + three-storey
site area: 91.23 sqm
building area: 128.69 sqm
architects: coo planning / akiyoshi nakao
photography: coo planning

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